Aerial View, W Burnside & 10th, 1940

We’ve looked at this intersection from the ground several times before, but this is the first time showing any detail from the air. And lots of detail it has. W Burnside cuts from top-right to bottom-left while NW 10th passes in front of the old armory building at top-left and into Southwest Portland on the right. SW Oak angles in from upper-right.

(City of Portland Archives)

NW 10th Ave, 1921

Parking is only slightly harder to find now than it was in 1921 on this block of NW 10th between Burnside and Couch. Powell’s City of Books is on the left now. Across Couch, the First Regiment Armory building today is half what it was then; only the 1891 annex, on the north half of the block, survives.

(City of Portland Archives)